by David Mazzucchelli
741.50924 M459a 2009 Greenfield Open Stacks
Asterios Polyp tells the story of a renowned ‘theoretical’ architect haunted by the memories of his father, his dead twin brother, and the shortcomings of his career as he navigates a marriage, a divorce, and the world of academia. However, Asterios gets one last shot at redemption, one that is both sincere and unexpected. Mazzucchelli is a virtuoso at style, using a wide array of shapes, colors, and textures to convey the moods and emotions of his characters. It is a visual language unique amid the world of comics and graphic novels, and one deserving of wider recognition.